Taking a module for credit
Imperial Horizons modules fall into three credit categories:
The majority of departments will allow you to take an Imperial Horizons module for 'degree credit' instead of taking one of your departmental options at some point during your time as an undergraduate. These modules are often referred to as ancillaries or electives. Your department will specify which Imperial Horizons modules you can take for degree credit and in which year of study. 2 term modules are worth 7.5 ECTS points and your final mark will appear on your transcript. Please note that you may be required to pass your Imperial Horizons module to pass your year.
If you do not take your 2 term Imperial Horizons module for 'degree credit', the 7.5 ECTS will be awarded as 'extra credit' on successful completion of the module. 'Pass', 'Merit' or 'Distinction' will appear on your transcript. 'Fails' will not be recorded for extra-credit students.
1st year undergraduates are offered a selection of 8 week modules which can be taken in the Autumn or Spring term. These 8 week modules are available to study for non-credit only. No ECTS points will be awarded. 'Pass', 'Merit' or 'Distinction' will appear on your transcript. 'Fails' will not be recorded for non-credit students.